Why do you? People research their ancestors for many reasons.
They want to join a patriotic or historical society like the Daughters of the American Revolution or the Mayflower Society. They need to check for any past major medical conditions so they can inform their medical health professionals. Some want to discover if they are related to a king, a president , or a celebrity. Others want to know country their ancestors came from. Whether you are looking for skeletons in the closet or the black sheep of the family, genealogy research is always very fascinating and rewarding. Why do YOU do genealogy?